Cheap Hotels in Castlebar
Near Mayo Memorial Peace Park
Around 10 minutes’ walk from Castlebar Train Station, The Connaught Inn offers en-suite rooms with free WiFi, a bar, and a restaurant. In the town centre, it is just 2 minutes' walk from The Courthouse and only a 5-minute walk to The Mayo Hospital, Theatre Royal and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. The town lies by the stunning Lough Lannagh, and this 18th-century inn has a pretty courtyard dining area. Each room at The Connaught Inn features a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. The en suite facilities have a shower, with complementary toiletries provided. Full Irish or continental breakfast is served each morning until 11:30, with porridge, toast, tea and coffee also on the menu. The restaurant offers an extensive range of lunch and dinner dishes, with contemporary cuisine alongside traditional Irish classics. Knock Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Castlebar is 17km from the attractive coastal town of Westport. The impressive landscapes of Connemara National Park in County Galway are around 1 hour’s drive from the town. The famous Croagh Patrick is 26.6 km away.
In the County Mayo town of Castlebar, Ivy Tower Hotel offers en suite rooms and a bar and restaurant. With free WiFi and parking, this hotel is just 17km from Westport. Each room has a TV, telephone and tea and coffee facilities. All have an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. The restaurant serves a range of dishes, with examples including lamb cutlets with Colcannon mash, chicken and herb roulade, and homemade apple pie. The late bar is open on Saturday nights and offers cocktails and dancing. Ivy Tower Hotel is around 10 minutes’ walk from the town’s Mayo Movie World Cinema. Croaghmoyle Mountain lies to the north of Castlebar, with Lough Mask around 25 minutes’ drive south.
Doogarry House B&B Hotel
Enjoy the confines of a luxurious, spacious home within walking distance of lively Castlebar (2km), at Doogarry House. An ideal base for great golf, fishing, cycling and scenic walks, visitors can also explore the West’s renowned spots such as Connemara, Clew Bay, Knock and Ashford Castle. Spend an evening at the Royal Theatre or discover Ireland’s rural past at the National Museum of Country Life. Hosts Brendan and Bridget Cribbin offer superb local knowledge and a warm County Mayo welcome.
Woodview Lodge B&B Villa
Classic, elegant rooms, large mature gardens and full Irish breakfasts are available at this beautiful country home. Woodview Lodge is set in the quiet, historic village of Breaffy. With free Wi-Fi, each room is furnished in calm, natural colours. The bright rooms all include a private bathroom and a TV. Guest can make use of tea/coffee facilities and a hairdryer. Served in the light and pretty breakfast room, breakfasts are freshly cooked and prepared to order. Free parking is provided, and Breaffy’s village pub is just a short walk away. Breaffy House Spa is located across the road, while Castlebar town is a 5-minute drive.
Rocksberry B&B Hotel
An award-winning bed and breakfast just 3km from the busy market town of Castlebar, Rocksberry has been providing guests with a warm welcome for more than 25 years. With spacious rooms, an extensive breakfast menu and the use of a boat to tour or fish the scenic Lough Bilberry and Lough Lannagh, guests will have a relaxing stay in County Mayo. Host Bernadette Walsh also provides packed lunches for guests setting out for a day’s activity. In Castlebar visitors can spend an evening at the Royal Theatre and discover rural Ireland at the National Museum of Country Life.
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Hotel
Centrally located near the town centre of Castlebar, County Mayo, this 4-star boutique hotel includes the Royal Theatre, which hosts a range of events, shows and concerts throughout the year. The TF Royal Hotel & Theatre is ideal for visiting some of the top tourist destinations in West Ireland. With a unique design and contemporary feel, TF Royal has been completely renovated and refurbished to provide tastefully-decorated bedrooms equipped with all modern comforts. Staying at the TF Royal enables you to easily visit all of the local attractions, including the Institute of Technology, Castlebar Shopping District and the natural beauty of County Mayo. Knock Airport is just 25 minutes' drive away.
Millhill House Hotel
Superbly located close to Castlebar (5km) and Westport, Millhill House is a cosy County Mayo haven. A luxury home with spacious rooms and private parking, guests are ideally placed to tour the best of the West including Clifden, Achill Island and Knock. Castlebar boasts the Royal Theatre and National Museum of Country Life, while in Westport guests can explore Westport House and Gardens and the acclaimed Great Western Greenway trail. Host Breege Scahill looks forward to welcoming guests.
Dun Mhuire Hotel
A modern, spacious two-storey bed and breakfast, Dun Mhuire is tucked away in a scenic country spot within walking distance of lively Castlebar, County Mayo. Guests can enjoy an evening’s entertainment at the Royal Theatre, discover rural Ireland at the National Museum of Country Life or take part in the town’s Four Day International Walking Festival, held every summer. A 30-minute drive from Knock Airport, guests are ideally placed to tour stunning Achill Island, Clifden and beyond. Private parking is available to guests.
Hotels in Castlebar
The town of Castlebar in the west of Ireland is home to some of the region's most historic sights, boasting a rich religious heritage and numerous churches. It is also a haven for walkers looking to experience the mythic Irish countryside, and plays host to a renowned walking festival. In more recent years, it has become a thriving cultural hub for the local region, offering hospitality and activities in equal measure.
A diverse religious and military history
One of the first things you will notice upon arrival in Castlebar is the number of churches dotted around. With Church of Ireland, Roman Catholic and evangelical denominations represented, there is much here to interest students of religion. If you venture a little way out of the town, to the village of Balintubber, you will find Balintubber Abbey – rumoured to be the only church founded by an Irish King still in use today. Built in 1216, the abbey nevertheless boasts a number of modern additions, including a museum.
Castlebar translated means 'Barry's castle', so it's not surprising to learn that the ruins of the 13th-century de Barry Castle lay in the town on Castle Street. Indeed, the military heritage in Castlebar is a strong one, being the site of the famous 'Races of Castlebar' during the 1798 Irish Rebellion. This was a comprehensive victory for the Irish and French forces, who were outnumbered by the opposing British by about three to one.
A must for walkers at all levels
Castlebar is set in some of the most beautiful countryside Mayo county has to offer. As such, it has always been a popular walking destination, and the International 4 Days' Walks Festival has become a national institution since its founding in 1967. Attracting people from all over the world, the 2015 walks range between 10 and 20 kilometres per day, taking in the rivers, mountains and crags of the region. Of course, this intensive pace is not for everyone, and you are free to explore the area whenever and however you want.
A jewel in the crown for culture and hospitality
If you would like to learn more about Castlebar and the surrounding area during your stay, the Museum of Country Life just a few miles outside of the town promises a thoroughly educational look at what life was like for local people in years gone by. In terms of present day offerings, the Linenhall Arts Centre features a packed programme of theatre, music, visual arts and more – pop in and see what's going on during your visit.
The Harlequin Hotel Castlebar is one of the town's best places to stay, providing its guests with luxury rooms and helpful service. Numerous other Castlebar hotels and guesthouses provide a range of alternatives, ensuring you won't be stuck for somewhere to lay your head.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Castlebar
What are the most booked hotels in Castlebar?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Castlebar are The Ellison, Ivy Tower Hotel and The Connaught Inn.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Castlebar?The lowest price for a double room in Castlebar is £71.
If I want to stay in the center of Castlebar, which hotels shall I consider?If you want to stay near the center of Castlebar, you can consider staying at The Connaught Inn, Ivy Tower Hotel and The Ellison.
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